KARACHI - An activist of a banned outfit was shot dead within the jurisdiction of Aziz Bhatti police station her Wednesday. Tension gripped various parts of Gulshan-e-Iqbal including Hassan Square and adjoining areas following the incident when unidentified armed men resorted to aerial firing and tried to attack local police station. Deceased Qari Amanullah, son of Ghulam Rasool, allegedly affiliated to the outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), was said to be a muezzin (prayer caller) of Siddique-e-Akbar Masjid located in the area. Amanullah was on his way along with his son, 4-year-old Sufyan, when unknown persons opened fire on them. As a result, he died on the spot while Sufyan sustained bullet wounds and was shifted to hospital in critical condition. Witness said that the armed men resorted to indiscriminate aerial firing and created panic in the area. The culprits also attacked the Aziz Bhatti police station. Later, unknown miscreants pelted stones on passing vehicles, blocked the roads, suspended routine life and displayed weapons despite the presence of heavy contingents of Rangers and police. Regarding attack on Aziz Bhatti police station, SP Maher claimed that some angry people threw stones on the gate of the police building.